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Longshoreman's '66? 4/22? Anyways, it's fun stuff. This reads on paper something more like latter-day Allman Brothers than Grateful Dead; enjoyably energetic Pigpen.
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" August 1, 1966?
If yer a big fan of Pigpen like I am, you're gonna want this show.
1966 when LSD was NOT illegal.
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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1972.
PS: Get em' while you can, get em' while they're free, get em' now or you'll be sorry...the Man giveth and the Man taketh away...WTTW
Sgt. O'Reilly -
Subject: Junior Wells Influence
This tells me that Pigpen was listening to Junior Wells' Hoodoo Man Blues, just released on Chicago's Delmark Records in 1965. Both songs appear on that album in similar arrangements.
This is very nice! Jerry and Pig Pen on their game.
isn;t it jerrys birthday?
Subject: The first known Dead sandwiche?
Schoolgirl -> You Don't Love Me-> Schoolgirl....SMOKIN'!!!
You Don't Love Me is yet another lost goldpiece from Jerry's pocket. Just how big WAS their repetoire in 1966?? And how didn't they ever feel like busting out some of these songs in later years?
And Dude....as in "A Dude." Kudos on the detective work on this!!! Based on your research, I'm fairly satisfied it comes from late April '66--certainly, at least, that should be the codified best guess.
Subject: these 3 tracks; filler on 1966-02-25
Can't shed any further light on the proper dating/location of these tracks, but I will point out that they're identical to the ones included as filler on the 1966-02-25 Ivar Theater set: http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=14952
Also, some pretty interesting commentary in the public comments section (scroll down) at:
Just soze y'know.
A Dude -
Subject: April 22-24, 1966 Longshoreman's Hall, SF
I think that the date "August 1st, 1966" probably came from someone's guess based on the style of the playing, but this is what Deadlists has to say about this recording:
" Circulates as 02/12/66, but is unknown. Jeff Tiedrich: a mutual friend asked Dick Latvala if he could shed any additional light on the above material and Dick answered that this was from a 7" reel that came out of a box that was only labeled "Longshoreman's." No date or any other information. Transcribed by Teddy GoodBear from 'The taping Compendium': According to Vault archivist Dick Latvala, the material here comes from two different seven-inch reel boxes, the Pigpen rap in an unlabeled one, the other marked "Longshoreman's #1," with no other information. The intriguing thing is that both tapes have identical ambiences, and Bobby's comment has the same ambience and feel as the segment with Pigpen's rap. Owsley "Bear" Stanley: the box labeled "Longshoreman's" would have been the shows we did with Loading Zone in late April 66, after the return to SF from LA. "
Subject: Drives animals insane
I know this show is short, but I can only report what I observe.
This show drove my dog insane. She pulled all of her toys out of her basket, became very unruly, and ran around a lot, but only during the songs contained here.
These are hefty times to be a deadhead gents, so brew up some chai and fire up the download manager.
I'd give this six stars if I could!
Now where did I set my brain?